Last week's Hillsborough documentary was the first of eight films that ESPN will show over the next few months as part of its ESPN's 30 For 30 Soccer Series. Films two and three will air tonight at 7pm ET on ESPN with the debut ofMaradona '86andThe Opposition.
WhileHillsboroughwas a feature-length film,Maradona '86andThe Oppositionare closer to the lengths of films that many viewers are accustomed to watching in the 30 For 30 Series by ESPN.
We all love to argue who is the best player ever to have played the game, with the likes of Diego Maradona, Leo Messi, and Eusebio hot on everyone's lips. But luxury airline Emirates have taken things a step further, asking: Who is ruler of the skies?
Having started an official partnership with the FIFA World Cup back in 2006, Emirates have recently added Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to their list of global ambassadors, of which Brazilian legend Pelé, one of the All Time Greats, has been since January 2014.
Diego Maradona is reportedly on the verge of becoming the new manager of Iraq's national team. In an unlikely union between two of the world's main sources of chaos, the Argentine legend is set to be confirmed in the role before the end of the year. Spanish newspaper AS quotes Maradona's agent Hernan Tofoni as [.
Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund wrapped up the last two available places in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw on Wednesday's. United did the improbable, beating Olympiacos 3-0 at home to win 3-2 on aggregate. Meanwhile last season's runners-up Dortmund progressed despite losing at home to Zenit.
"The Great Beauty" fue la ganadora del premio Oscar a la mejor pelÃcula en idioma no estadounidense. El premio fue para Italia (que no lo ganaba desde "La vida es bella" de Roberto Benigni, en 1998). Su director, el italiano Paolo Sorrentino, no olvidÃ³ breves y concisos agradecimientos entre los que agregÃ³: "Gracias a mi (fuente de) inspiraciÃ³n, Federico Fellini, Talking Heads, Martin Scorsese, Diego Maradona.
With additions like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, PSG have done just about all they can to ensure they are the focus of attention in French football. Others in Ligue 1, like Louis Nicollin, owner of reigning champions Montpellier, are a little perturbed about this blatant spotlight-hogging.
Diego Maradona's sensational goal against England in the 1986 World Cup will long be remembered. No, not the handball one, which â€”in some circles â€” is better known, but the one where Maradona snaked through half of the England team ......
Diego Maradona's sensational goal against England in the 1986 World Cup will long be remembered. No, not the handball one, which â€”in some circles â€” is better known, but the one where Maradona snaked through half of the England team and scored one of the best World Cup goals of all time.
Artist Richard Swarbrick produced the wonderful animation.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is being lined up as a shock managerial favorite for the open Blackburn position according to a report from ESPN. The report comes after former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp closed the door on rumors linking himself with the vacancy, but Maradona finds himself on a shortlist next to fans' favorite choice Ian Holloway.
After a brilliant SuperclÃ¡sico between Boca Juniors and River Plate at El Monumental in Buenos Aires this past weekend, it only seems natural to keep the love in Argentina going strong. Today is all about El Diego, SeÃ±or Maradona, the man with the hand of god (La Mano de Dios), who turns 52.
In news that should shock precisely no-one, Diego Maradona is reportedly seriously considering coming out of retirement in order to register as a player for Argentinian fifth-tier sideDeportivo Riestra.
Maradona, who is now 53 and hardly what you'd call a "physical specimen", joined Deportivo Riestra as the club's official "spiritual coach" last August and has been asked to take over as manager on several occasions, though his alleged reply every time was simply: "I want to play".
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is a "wimp", according to his former father-in-law Diego Maradona. Speaking on his 53rd birthday, Maradona hit out at Aguero over his break-up with wife Giannina. The couple ended their four-year marriage earlier this year. Their son Benjamin lives in Madrid with his mother.
Should West Brom Hire A Foriegn Manager? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Premier League is filled with foreign players and managers alike, but should West Bromwich Albion appoint one to become manager of the club?
Managers like Pepe Mel, Ralf Ragnick and even Argentinean great Diego Maradona have been linked with the Baggies post since former boss Steve Clarke was sacked and they all will bring a different style to the Albion side.
Argentina have had two recent draws in World Cup qualifying, 0-0 at home to Colombia and 1-1 away to Ecuador, and are now assured of at least a playoff place for Brazil 2014 one win from their remaining three ... Continue reading â†’
Argentina beat Guatemala 4-0 in a friendly last night with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick on his triumphant return to the national side in a less than taxing affair for the Albiceleste.
Messi's first goal was a bit of a cracker in its own right but it was his second, a penalty, which took on added significance as it saw the Barcelona Ewok draw level alongside Diego Maradona in the all-time Argentina goalscoring stakes on 34 goals in 11 fewer caps.
Given the holy surroundings of Argentina's two greatest footballing products, Diego Maradona (having inspired the Church of Maradona) and Lionel Messi (the linear nature of Messiah and all), Pope Francis, also of Argentina and a fan of San Lorenzo, was bound to kick the internets into action. He did indeed, even inspiring some of Argentina's print editions.
In England, we've spent the last decade wondering whether Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard can play together for the national team. Perhaps the real problem was a lack of forward planning. Take Argentina, for instance, where Diego Maradona is already sparking tactical debate about how his newborn son, Diego Fernando, might fit into a national [.
Lionel Messi. Hernan Crespo. Diego Maradona. Sergio Aguero. Javier Saviola The long list of goalscoring Argentines can go on and on, and for this reason it should be no surprise that another young goalscorer is emerging in the South American country.
Enter Luciano Vietto. The 19 year old striker from Racing Club de Avellaneda finished 2012 as a regular for his side in Argentina.
Operating under the supposition that the Mayans were right and Friday December 21st will bring the end of days, Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport used it's 'final' edition on Thursday to pay tribute to some of the greatest moments in sporting history.
Nominated events include Abebe Bikila barefoot victory in the 1960 Olympic marathon, Zinedine Zidane's transfer to Juventus and Maradona's ridiculous goal against Belgium at the 1986 World Cup.
Less than two weeks after the birth of Lionel Messi's first child, Thiago, Brazilian football legend Pele has decided that the boy is a far worse footballer than Neymar's 15-month-old son, Davi Lucca. This has only intensified the already heated debate as to who is the world's absolute greatest baby footballer.
The young Crystal Palace star has been called up for the England squad to face Sweden. Since then Zaha has been talking to the press about his ambitions both domestically and internationally in the game.
Confidence is an important quality in a good player and something that the 20 year old has in abundance.
Player Focus: Curtain Call for Edinson Cavani? is a post from: Serie A Weekly Player Focus: Curtain Call for Edinson Cavani? is a post from: Serie A Weekly For three seasons, Napoli fans have witnessed the emergence of one of football's potentially legend strikers. Playing for a club defined by its owner's outrageous personality and cult-like dedication to the Maradona days, Edinson Cavani has.
Napoli trail Juventus by just two points in the Serie A table going into their match against third-place Inter and a big reason for that success has been Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan striker scored 49 league goals in his first two seasons with the club and already has 10 this season (only Stephan El Shaarawy has more).
Gillette Stadium, Diego's House, looking a bit like El Centenario in Montevideo.
Argentinos Juniors stadium where another Diego started, way out back in the day.
The Kid is Alright and The Kids Are All Right Too plus an Interview with Lee Ngyuen
A VIEW FROM THE FORT by Jim Dow
In June, 1980 Clive Gammon wrote the following in a Sports Illustrated piece on Diego Maradona, the Argentine wunderkind who was soon to sign the then richest sports contact in the world to play for Barcelona.
An excited Diego rushes to get in the front row for the Princess Parade
The Sun have no doubt snared the biggest story breaking this morning with the news that Diego Maradona has been forced to nix a family holiday to Disney World after being denied a Visa by the US authorities.